James A. Haley VA Hospital facility in Brooksville scheduled 8,626 medical appointments in August 2019


The James A. Haley VA Hospital, subsidiary 673GC in Brooksville, Florida scheduled 8,626 pending appointments during the period ending September 1, according to data collected from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Of the total number of appointments, 8,569 had a wait time of 30 days or less (99.3%) and 57 appointments (0.7%) were scheduled more than 30 days out.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2019 reported that wait times for new appointments at VA health care facilities were similar to or better than wait times at private-sector providers between 2014 and 2017.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), however, released a report in July 2019 that cautioned that the VA's data-tracking system only captures part of the appointment process and fails to account for the time that it takes the VA to enroll veterans in its health benefits program.

The VA explains on its website that when veterans apply for benefits, they are assigned to one of eight priority groups, with those who need immediate care due to service-related disabilities placed in higher priority groups. Veterans who do not have service-connected disabilities and who earn a higher income are placed in the lower priority groups.

James A. Haley VA Hospital Appointments Scheduled in August

Facility Code
Location
Total Appointments Scheduled
Appointments Scheduled 30 Days or Less
Appointments Scheduled More than 30 Days
673
Tampa
60,122
57,162
2,960
673QJ
Tampa
35,104
33,584
1,520
673QB
Forty Sixth Street South
33,025
32,025
1,000
673BZ
New Port Richey
18,176
17,744
432
673GB
Lakeland
13,394
13,280
114
673QH
Tampa
9,038
8,936
102
673GC
Brooksville
8,626
8,569
57
673GG
Riverview
7,160
6,589
571
673QC
Lakeland
4,521
4,199
322
673GF
Zephyrhills
3,356
3,330
26
673QE
Highway Nineteen
3,211
2,802
409
673QD
New Port Richey
1,967
1,191
776
673QG
New Port Richey
1,224
1,195
29
673QI
Zephyrhills
656
653
3
673QA
Forty Sixth Street North
517
505
12
673QF
Tampa
16
16
0
Source: U.S. Veteran's Administration

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